Clerk taking Rs 8,000 bribe for NOC caught red-handed by Vigilance Bureau
Chandigarh: Clerk Arrested for taking bribe: During the anti-corruption campaign launched by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau in the state today, Rajesh Kumar, a clerk posted at Municipal Council Kurali, District SAS Nagar, was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs. 8,000.
The spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that the said employee has been arrested on the complaint of Balkar Singh, a resident of Dasmesh Colony, Kurali. Giving further details, he said that the complainant had approached the Vigilance Bureau and alleged that the above clerk had not produced the required NOC for the registry of his plot. A bribe of Rs 10,000 was demanded in return for the release, but the deal has been settled at Rs 8,000.
The spokesperson said that after the initial investigation of this complaint, the Vigilance Bureau team laid a trap and arrested the accused employee on the spot by accepting a bribe of Rs 8,000 from the complainant in the presence of two government witnesses.
In this regard, a case has been registered against the accused under the Prevention of Corruption Act at Udan Dasta, SAS Nagar police station of the Vigilance Bureau and further investigation of the matter is ongoing.
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